Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Danish

Looking for an easy, but fancy looking breakfast treat for those Mother’s Day brunches coming up?  This Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Danish will wow everyone who tastes it.

Blackberry Lime Cheesecake Danish - blackberry and lime flavors make this cheesecake danish absolutely delicious

Right now I am totally all about the fruit.  I have been buying strawberries, blueberries, apples, and oranges every time I am at the grocery store.  Lately it seems like I have been running to the store last minute just about every day.  One of those trips, I saw a box of blackberries that I had to have.  Never mind that I am seriously not fond of blackberries or raspberries…I think it’s the seeds that I can’t deal with.

The box of blackberries were coming home with me anyway.  As I rounded the corner in the produce section, it hit me.

Lime!!

No, not a real lime, silly.  It was just one of those lightbulb moments!  Lime would make a perfect pairing for those blackberries in my cart.  I backpedaled quickly and grabbed a few limes.     [Read more...]

Glazed Triple Berry Rolls

These Glazed Triple Berry Rolls and Valentine’s party ideas were inspired and sponsored by Pillsbury.

Glazed Triple Berry Rolls - berry preserves turns these crescent rolls into a fancy breakfast treat

 Something that I have been wanting to do again with my kids is a tea party.  But since they really don’t like tea, we have to call it a hot chocolate party.

With all the snow that we have been having lately, hot chocolate is a staple around here.  The kids go out in the snow and play…I stay inside and make sure the mugs and marshmallows are ready for when they need to get warmed up.   [Read more...]

Blackberry Brie Bites

Melted Brie cheese with blackberry jelly and fresh blackberries make these little appetizer bites an amazing snack to munch on.  I suggest making them ASAP!

Blackberry Brie Bites from www.insidebrucrewlife.com - melted brie cheese and blackberries make an impressive appetizer cup

ZOOM!

Did you hear that?  That was 2013 passing you by.  Is anyone else in awe that this year is coming to an end in only a few more days?  It has been a great year for our family.

Deciding to go full time ministry and full time blogging has exceeded our expectations more than we could have even dreamed.  So much has happened since I shared our new dreams and goals in THIS POST!    We followed God’s leading, and He was wonderful to provide us with everything we needed, and even the things we just wanted.  It was an adjustment for sure, but looking back I am so glad we listened.

Thank you so much for all my amazing readers who have helped me in my journey to do this blogging thing full time.  Your comments and emails definitely keep me going strong.  That and the stack of recipe notes I have piled up on my desk.  I hope you are ready for some delicious treats and sweets and maybe even some dinners in the new year.  I know I’m ready for it!

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Taco Breakfast Boats

Crescent rolls, scrambled eggs, and beans all in one easy Taco Breakfast Boat will get you moving in the morning.
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We have gone into full blown school mode around here.
School supplies have been purchased.
Is it just me or do kids have more and more things added to their lists every year?
Hello, shopping cart full of notebooks, binders, and pencils and
goodbye fun baking money for the month.
taco breakfast boat, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, breakfast, tacos
There is only one more full week of summer vacation left here.
I really feel like the kids just got out.
Where did the summer go this year???
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It’s no secret around here that I don’t like to get up in the morning.
Thank goodness my kids are old enough now to get up with their alarms
and to get ready without me monitoring every single minute.

They are even big enough to get their own breakfasts.
Toast, poptarts, cereal, and toaster strudels…
yup, plenty of the easy stuff that they like.

Now there are the days that I will make muffins or donuts
the afternoon before so they can have those the next morning.
Not that I couldn’t get up and do it that morning,
but my body doesn’t function so well first thing.
And you kind of need to be alert when baking yummy stuff.
Wouldn’t want to grab the wrong ingredient or something.
Plus a hot stove and a sleeping person isn’t the best combo.

I am always on the lookout for fun things that I can make the day before
and refrigerate for early morning breakfast.
The other night we had tacos and so we had extra taco meat in the fridge.
And I had another tube of Pillsbury crescent rolls, because I have kind of been in love with them lately.

Scrambled eggs and leftover taco meat happens to be a huge favorite of mine,
so it got me thinking on how I could incorporate it into something the kids could reheat easily.

taco breakfast boat, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, tacos, breakfast

Bake this yummy mixture up in a crescent roll and
you have super easy breakfast that can be enjoyed right away,
or reheated the next day for an even faster and good breakfast.

By folding the edges of the rolls up just slightly
it keeps the mixture together just a little bit better!!!

Don’t worry about it looking perfect.
They will disappear quickly before anyone even notices!!!

 

Taco Breakfast Boats

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 4 breakfast tacos

Taco Breakfast Boats

Crescent rolls filled with scrambled eggs and taco meat makes a great breakfast.

Ingredients

1 (8 oz.) can refrigerated crescent rolls (I use Pillsbury)
1/2 lb. hamburger
1/4 c. chopped onion
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
1/4 c. water
4 eggs
1/2 c. black beans
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the hamburger and onion in a saucepan until fully cooked. Add the taco seasoning and water and bring to a boil. Lower temperature and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Set aside. Scramble eggs in another saucepan. Combine eggs, taco meat, beans, and cheese.
  2. Unroll the crescent rolls. Separate into 4 rectangles. Press the seams together. Cut each rectangle into 2 squares. Place 2 spoonfuls of eggs onto each square. Roll the edges of the dough up just slightly all around. Press together to hold shape. Top each square with more egg mixture, so each one is full. Bake at 375* for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Serve immediately or refrigerate and reheat the next day.
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Blueberry Cheesecake Danish

Dear Yellow Jacket in the Berry Patch,
Next time I pick berries near your home I would prefer if you would please not sting me again.  I didn’t mean to scare you.  I just wanted some fresh berries to bake with.  But thank you for not calling the rest of your friends to come after me.  That was much appreciated.
Love, the Lady with a Swollen Finger
Dear Camping,
You are kind of ok.  I must admit you were not as bad as I remembered.  I think having cooler weather helped a lot with that.  Although walking to and from a public bathroom will never get any easier.   Thank goodness for campfires and s’mores to distract me from the fact that I was in the great outdoors.  At least until I went to bed and heard all the nightlife right outside our popup.  Headphones would be a good thing to remember if there is a next time.
Love,  The Non Camper in Me
Blueberry Cheesecake Danish
Dear Christmas Paper in the Frame,
It’s time to leave.  I know you thought I wouldn’t realize that I missed getting you out when I took down the rest of the decorations so many months ago.   But I see you…I have just been too lazy to get you out.  I’m getting the urge to fill the frame with a cute picture now….if only I could decide which one.  Maybe it would be easier to leave you in for the holiday season since the year is flying by.
Love, the Lazy Housekeeper
Dear Lady in the White SUV,
Thank you so much for cutting me off the other day.  I must say how much I love having another vehicle swerve right in front of me with no warning.  It keeps me on my toes.  Although it isn’t good for my kids to hear me calling you a “stupid moron”!  Thanks for that one.  I owe you big time!
Love, the Sarcastic Mom in the Mini Van
Blueberry Cheesecake Danish
Dear Routine,
I miss you!!!  Please come back to our house.  It has been fun for a while being a slacker with no agenda, but the late nights and the late mornings are actually starting to bug me…just a little.   I promise to be better at sticking to your plan.   Will you consider coming back so I can give you another try?  We need to get the kinks worked out before school starts.
Love,  the Night Owl
Dear Goodwill,
Why do you continue to tempt me with your racks of clothes and piles of fun dishes and frames?  You never disappoint me every time I visit.  Thank you for having 3 stores in my area that are always more than willing to take my money.  Give me a few more weeks, and I will be back with more money to spend on those treasures.
Love, the Shopaholic Treasure Hunter
Blueberry Cheesecake Danish

 

Dear Crescent Rolls,
Thank you for being so easy to work with.  I love how fast it is to make a yummy breakfast/snack for my kids when I keep you on hand.  Your flakey and buttery layers were a perfect match for the cream cheese and pie filling.  Never change your recipe.

Love, the Day Before Breakfast Baker

 

Blueberry Cheesecake Danish

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 16 danishes

Blueberry Cheesecake Danish

These Blueberry Cheesecake danishes are a quick and easy breakfast using only 3 ingredients.

Ingredients

2 cans (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent rolls
1 (8 oz.) container Philadelphia Indulgences white chocolate cream cheese
1/2 c. canned blueberry pie filling

Instructions

  1. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into 8 rectangles. Press the seams together. Cut each rectangle into 2 squares. Spoon 1 tsp. cream cheese onto the center of each square. Top with 1 tsp. of pie filling. Fold the corners into the center.
  2. Bake at 375* for 10 minutes. Let cool for 2-3 minutes and remove to a wire rack. Cool completely. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Makes 16 danishes.
http://insidebrucrewlife.com/2012/07/blueberry-cheesecake-danish/

Cheesecake S’mores Danish

Pillsbury crescent rolls filled with graham crackers, marshmallow cream, and chocolate cream cheese make the perfect indoor Cheesecake S’mores Danish.  Minus all the outdoor campfire stress!
Cheesecake S'mores Danish - graham cracker filling, marshmallow, and chocolate cream cheese for a delicious breakfast win
The great outdoors and I have never really been one.
It’s part of the reason that I prefer to do my camping from a hotel….
that and mosquitoes eat me like I eat sugar!!
 
But I will brave the elements to enjoy a good campfire every once in a while.
The thought of ooey gooey marshmallows gets me there every time!
I have to admit that one of my favorite parts is roasting marshmallows
and eating s’mores until I feel sick!!!
 
My husband is super patient and will slowly toast his marshmallows
until they are all golden brown and pretty!
Now me on the other hand…
get it in there, burn it good, slap it on a cracker with chocolate
and eat the crunchy goo! Then repeat 10 more times.
 
Then you have our kids.
They hold it barely over the fire and then wonder why it isn’t getting warm,
or they put it right into the center and poof it goes up in flames.
We have no sympathy for them.
You burn it or drop it…oh well!
Get another one and try again!
It’s a good thing marshmallows are cheap.
 
I am always on the lookout for other fun ways to enjoy the s’mores flavor
without having to breathe fresh air!
 
The thing with s’mores is that it has been made into everything.
So many yummy things have been created
using the delectable combo of chocolate and marshmallows.
Most things have even been done 10x’s or more.
 
And then when I think that I have a brilliant idea
that I am sure no one has ever done…
google lets me down HARD!!!
This week I thought…breakfast s’mores!
It has been done before, (insert sad face)
but I went with it anyway!!!
Don’t you want chocolate cream cheese and marshmallow fluff
all wrapped up in a graham cracker roll?
Yes, please! I know I sure do!!!!
 
I just love that sweet rolls are a completely acceptable morning treat…
even filled to the brim with marshmallows and chocolate!
Cheesecake S'mores Danish - graham cracker filling, marshmallow, and chocolate cream cheese for a delicious breakfast win
I had to run to the grocery store the other day
to pick up some dinner ingredients
when I saw this chocolate cream cheese spread.
I had seen it before but hadn’t bought it yet…
today I knew exactly what I was doing with it.
Into my shopping cart it went!!!
Cheesecake S'mores Danish 1
At home I quickly lined up my ingredients and got to work.
I recommend working on these 2 at a time.
The dough gets too soft and tears really easily then.
Cheesecake S'mores Danish 4
1. Lay out the crescent rolls into 4 rectangles. Press seams together. Spoon on the graham cracker and marshmallow mixture. Press into the dough with the back of the spoon.
2. Roll the dough up like a cinnamon roll, starting from the shortest side. Squeeze it together.
3. Bring the ends of the dough together and press it into each other.
4. Use your thumbs to make a large indent in the middle of each roll. Don’t worry if it isn’t the prettiest. Mine were having issues too!
5. Fill the indent with marshmallow fluff and top it with chocolate cream cheese.
6. Bake and cool.
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I just love how the marshmallow fluff breaks through the chocolate
in such random patterns on each danish!!!
Once they cool, sprinkle on some more marshmallow bits,
light a candle and eat your masterpiece!!!
Who says you have to wait for breakfast???
Cheesecake S'mores Danish - graham cracker filling, marshmallow, and chocolate cream cheese for a delicious breakfast win
Cheesecake S’mores Danish

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Yield: 4 danish

Cheesecake S’mores Danish

Crescent rolls filled with graham cracker crumbs and topped with marshmallow cream and chocolate cream cheese...the perfect indoor s'mores danish.

Ingredients

1 can refrigerated crescent rolls (8 rolls)
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
4 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup marshmallow bits + 2 Tablespoons
1/4 cup marshmallow cream
1/4 cup Philadelphia chocolate cream cheese

Instructions

  1. Stir together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Stir in the marshmallow bits.
  2. Separate the dough into 4 rectangles on a baking sheet. Press the seams together to seal. Top the dough with 4 heaping teaspoons of crumbs. Press into the dough.
  3. Roll up the rectangles, starting on the shortest side. Pinch edges together. Stretch the roll out and squeeze together. Coil it around in a circle and pinch the ends together. Use your fingers to press the center down making a cavity. Fill with 1 heaping teaspoon of marshmallow cream. Cover the cream with 1 heaping teaspoon of chocolate cream cheese.
  4. Bake at 350* for 16 minutes. Cool completely. Sprinkle with extra marshmallow bits. Cool. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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